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How to Begin to Subtly but Surely Embolden Cop Killers

One of Obama’s first forays onto a certain path that I can remember happened some years ago. Remember Cambridge? The time he (the President of the United States mind you) injected himself into a minor local police issue by taking his friend’s side over a duly sworn officer of the law before he (the President of the United States) even had the facts of the case?

“I don’t know – not having been there and not seeing all the facts – what role race played in that, but I think it’s fair to say, number one, any of us would be pretty angry; number two that he Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home,” Obama said in response to a question from the Chicago Sun-Times’s Lynn Sweet.

“I don’t know – not having been there and not seeing all the facts … but I think it’s fair to say, that the Cambridge police acted stupidly…”

How could it possibly be “fair to say” anything at all if one does not yet have the facts?  Especially if one is the President of the United States?

And yet, he willingly entered into the fray sans facts, undermining police armed with only his own prejudices and preconceived notion of what probably/must have happened (in his preconceived opinion).

The actual facts never did exactly line up with the president’s pre-facts comments… (see the Incident Report)

But even if the facts had actually matched what Obama thought and felt “must have” happened, the President of the United States has a duty to hold back his own predetermined opinion, and uphold officers of the law until facts come in that prove they did something wrong.

In this case those facts never upheld the president’s view but the damage was already done, the president had already begun setting the tone and defining the path that has now brought us to the point at which lives of police officer’s are fair game..

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